2012 Asia-Pacific Rally Championship
|2012 Asia-Pacific Rally season|
The 2012 Asia-Pacific Rally Championship season is an international rally championship sanctioned by the FIA. The championship is contested by a combination of regulations with Group N competing directly against Super 2000 cars for points. Australian driver Chris Atkinson won the championship he narrowly lost the previous year, beating the Proton R3 Rally Team he raced for in 2011. His Škoda Fabia won the Rally of Whangarei as well as his home event the International Rally of Queensland as well as finishing second in New Caledonia, Malaysia and China, building up a lead his 2011 team mate and defending champion Alister McRae could not catch once his Proton Satria Neo started winning at the Malaysian Rally and the season ending China Rally. The only other rally winners were Indian Skoda driver Gaurav Gill at the Rallye de Nouvelle Calédonie and Malaysian Proton driver Karamjit Singh. Super 2000 cars dominated results with only New Zealand driver Brian Green finishing in the top three at any event in a Group N car.
The following teams and drivers represent the major entries participating in the 2012 season:
|Proton||Proton Satria Neo S2000||Proton Motorsport||Alister McRae||William Hayes||All|
|Per-Gunnar Andersson||Emil Axelsson||1-4|
|Juha Salo||Marko Salminen||5-6|
|Proton Satria Neo||Proton R3 Cusco Rally Team||Karamjit Singh||Vivek Ponnusamy||1, 3-6|
|Akira Bamba||Takahiro Yasui||1, 3-6|
|Kenneth Koh||Jagdev Singh||1, 3-6|
|Sanjay Takle||Musa Sherif||1, 3-6|
|Škoda||Škoda Fabia S2000||Team MRF||Chris Atkinson||Stéphane Prévot||1-4, 6|
|Gaurav Gill||Glenn MacNeall||All|
|Mitsubishi||Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X||Brian Green||Brian Green||Fleur Pedersen||1|
|Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX||2-3|
|Subaru||Subaru Impreza WRX STi||4-6|
Race calendar and results
The 2012 APRC is as follows:
The 2012 APRC for Drivers points is as follows:
Note: 1 – 12 refers to the bonus points awarded for each leg of the rally for the first five place getters, 1st (7), 2nd (5), 3rd (3), 4th (2), 5th (1). There are two bonus legs for each rally.
- "2012 Events Calendar". FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship. Retrieved 2012-04-09.